SIMULATION OF DENDRITE GROWTH OF CU-9AL ALLOY IN THE CONTINUOUS CASTING PROCESS

1 PEZER Robert
Co-authors:
1 IVANIĆ Ivana 1 KOŽUH Stjepan 2 ANŽEL Ivan 1 GOJIĆ Mirko
Institutions:
1 University of Zagreb Faculty of Metallurgy, Sisak, Croatia, rpezer@simet.hr, kozuh@simet.hr, gojic@simet.hr
2 University of Maribor Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia, ivan.anzel@um.si
Conference:
28th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 22nd - 24th 2019
Proceedings:
Proceedings 28th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1345-1350
ISBN:
978-80-87294-92-5
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
4th November 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

We performed continuous casting of Cu-9Al alloy, following microstructure characterization and computational simulation. Numerical simulation was done on the two scales: within the thermo-mechanical model on the macro scale and the phase-field approach on the mesoscopic scale. In the experimental part of this work, Cu-9Al bars were obtained by the continuous casting (CC) process which was subsequently analyzed by optical, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. For the precise quantitative description, a full coupled thermo-mechanical model of the casting process was implemented. Within this model, we successfully numerically simulated time-dependent temperature and solid fraction fields within standard macro phenomenological models. The obtained fields were used as input for a mesoscale multi-phase-field model of the constrained dendrite growth into the undercooled melt. Simulations of dendrite structure were compared with the experimental findings and thoroughly analyzed. Two scale simulation frame work has been identified as a useful tool for quantitative prediction of dendrite morphology and CC process optimization.

Keywords: Metal processing, continuous casting, solidification, thermo-mechanical, multiphysics
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